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Comment: thats what you get if you block the internet... (Score 1) 412

by Splatus (#32556176) Attached to: Australian Buyers Say They Were Told "No iPad Without Accessories"
Tinfoil Hat! Apple convinced the AUS government to block all access to internet sites where the true sales value and company policies could have been viewed. We were all wrong thinking that China and Japan had bought Australia for its ore, Apple bought it!

Comment: Nanotech? (Score 1) 92

by Splatus (#32127746) Attached to: Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech
I rtfa and I can't find a direct link to the use of nanoparticles. Are they the component of the "glue" that, when activated by the laser forms the seal? Or are they a figment (pigment?) of imagination here and used to attract readers with a buzzword?

Comment: Re:Only the paranoid survive (not) (Score 1) 508

by Splatus (#26345833) Attached to: Are My Ideas Being Stolen? If So, What Then?
Alain, you are completely right of course but I think the original poster had a different question - how to protect IP from the school you are attending and not so much whether anyone thinks your idea is great. Most academic institutions can call all IP developed on their systems as their own - and most Tech Transfer services are useless of course to commercialize them. They won't bother coming after you until you succeeded - and if there is any doubt that the IP is yours, good luck finding a VC... As a guide - just dont work on your amazing idea using University hard / software. Keep some form of papertrail (McDonald's napkins work fine if countersigned by your buddy) that you are the sole inventor and if there are patentable parts to it (that applies probably more to hardware), file reasonably early but with a plan in mind to do something about it. Again, don't be paranoid (as Alain said above) but cover your base

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein